Shadow Sight

Shadow Sight

by E.J. Stevens


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ISBN-13: 9780984247585
Publisher: Sacred Oaks Press
Publication date: 07/01/2012
Pages: 242
Sales rank: 635,444
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

E.J. Stevens is the bestselling, award-winning author of the IVY GRANGER, PSYCHIC DETECTIVE urban fantasy series, the SPIRIT GUIDE young adult series, the HUNTERS' GUILD urban fantasy series, and the WHITECHAPEL PARANORMAL SOCIETY Victorian Gothic horror series. She is known for filling pages with quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines. Her novels are available worldwide in multiple languages.

BTS Red Carpet Award winner for Best Novel, SYAE finalist for Best Paranormal Series, Best Novella, and Best Horror, winner of the PRG Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Paranormal Fantasy Novel, Best Young Adult Paranormal Series, Best Urban Fantasy Novel, and finalist for Best Young Adult Paranormal Novel and Best Urban Fantasy Series.

When E.J. isn't at her writing desk, she enjoys dancing along seaside cliffs, singing in graveyards, and sleeping in faerie circles. E.J. currently resides in a magical forest on the coast of Maine where she finds daily inspiration for her writing.

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Shadow Sight 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Kelly_Coffee More than 1 year ago
For a book that I thought would be right in my wheelhouse, this was not what I expected. There is incredible potential in this book/series, because there are actually a number of interesting ideas and takes on familiar concepts that I appreciated. To start, she has a world that includes demons, witches, vampires and faeries, and I think she does a reasonably good job balancing all of those magical and supernatural mega-powers. Just the variety in the base gives the world a lot of places to go and a lot of angles to consider. Second, her main character, Ivy, is psychometric--she gets visions from touching emotionally charged objects/people. That is a tetchy ability to land your main character with because it could be so socially detrimental, and I think that the realities and practicalities of living with a powerful (and uncontrolled) ability like Ivy's are very well addressed and represented. The consequences and hazards of living with psychometry are treated realistically, and Ivy has issues because of it. I have to say, for such a short book, I really struggled with this one. I liked her take on vampires, couldn't decide how I felt about the demon, and was touch-and-go on her treatment of the fae. I almost feel like the shortness of the novel does it a disservice, because there just isn't that much time allotted to really sink into the world before it's falling apart around the reader. Ivy was an interesting character, but no one really jumped to life for me. For some reason, it just didn't hold my attention. I was never sucked in, never felt like I couldn't walk away from it, was never emotionally invested. I don't know why, but for me, there was no connect. My overall impression of the book is that it's strangely forgettable. I was left with no strong impression or feeling about it, vaguely annoyed at the love element thrown in at the very end. My suspension of disbelief was stretched to its very limits and I wasn't even annoyed by it. I just didn't get any emotional investment. It's as if the bubble that Ivy tries so hard to live in, to keep herself separate (with good reason, mind) has saturated the story, so that there's a layer of fuzz between the reader and the action. Something about it made me feel like I was reading a premise or an outline--all the big stuff is there, now fill it out and don't forget the emotion. That being said, I am intrigued enough by the world and the concept that I would read the next one, just to see if it fills out better, if I can sink into her world more and connect. The base its solid. I just need to feel the story, not read the outline.
Magluvsya03 More than 1 year ago
Holy crap, I’ve found a new series to obsess over!! It’s got the same old paranormal characters but this is a wholly unique take. I LOVED that. It’s so much fun and it’s got such a real element feel to it. There’s so many things to make it part of so many genres as well. It’s got the mystery for sure, as you are trying to figure out who to rescues, and how to rescue them, and who to go to for help and who the real bad guy is. It’s also ubran fantasy as there’s definitely got some really cool supernatural characters. And I think the heroine is my favorite as she isn’t your usual heroine. She’s more of the damsel in distress who is willing to sacrifice herself to help everyone else.    So, Ivy is a normal girl… except she can touch an object and see it’s past, as well as feel it. So, when someone is being hurt and she touches them, she relives it. She always wears gloves, she has a serious aversion to touch, and she lives like she’s in a bubble. She’s a smart girl, but she also has second sight, so she can see through the glamours of all the supernaturals walking around. I love that she is always asking for help. She knows she’s got no chance to do something of this magnitude on her own. She is also very real. She is always tired, she still needs to eat and pee, she has to save money to make rent and food. She is scared to death of the demon who walks into her office. You like her yet, cuz I love her. She’s also fiercely loyal and she will stand up to the big bad crazies to protect her friends even when she knows she has no chance.  I think her roommate Jinks is ultimately hilarious. I love her role in this series. She is the perfect best friend and business partner. Madame Kaye is the seriously ancient, very powerful witch that Ivy considers a friend. She also plays a vital role. But her little friend Hobs-who lives is Md. Kaye’s kitchen, and her huge friend Marvin the Bridge Troll, are two of my favorite characters to add. They made the story so much fun! This is like a paranormal version of the breakfast club hahahaha!!! The demon is Forneus is quite the different demon. He’s definitely got the hot for Jinx, he’s kinda nice, if not a bit smelly, and he’s actually willing to do REAL deals with Ivy and Jinx. Heh, I look forward to all of these characters in the future… And wait till you meet Cffyl!!! Totally HAWT!    The writing is fantastic. It starts out with the prologue telling you a little about their hometown. Then you proceed to learn about Ivy’s first “vision”. Poor kid. Then it’s like, woah there’s a demon in the office. Giggle. It’s a pretty nonstop crazy ride from there. The plot is awesome. The crazy scary bad guys are like freakishly scary. The emotions that come to play in here make it so real. I am all in with this new series! YES! GIMME MORE!!! I hope to see some more shape shifters, maybe a werewolf  in the future! Though with all the scary characters in here already, I’m scared to ask what kind of werewolves they would be  5 COMBUSTIBLE MYSTERIOUS FAE PAWS!! 
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Shadow Sight is the first in what looks to be a fantastic series. Ivy Granger has a gift although she isn’t sure it isn’t more of a curse. She is a Psychometrist - a touch sensitive. She can ‘read’ information contained in the energy of objects and learn information from the past, the present or details of the personality of the owner of an object and the epoch in which he/she lived by reading the energy that got stuck to this object. She and her best friend Jess (more commonly called Jinx due to her string of bad luck) have turned Ivy’s gift/curse into a way to make a living as a psychic detective. Ivy does her thing and Jinx keeps her organized and on track. Jinx also handles the people side of the business as Ivy isn’t a people kind of gal. Rounding out the cast of what I am hoping are future regulars in this series is a powerful witch, a Hob, a troll, a priest, a unicorn and a smoking hot Kelpie King. The first book in the series usually starts out slow with all the world building and such. Not so this one. E.J. Stevens brings you in kicking and sputtering and you just have to tag along and deal till you catch up and you do amazingly fast. Ivy and friends live in a world of humans and monsters and you can’t always tell which is which. The writing is fast paced and the world is vivid. You know the shape, sounds and smells of both friend and enemy. I’ve already stated the second book in the series. If you haven’t found E.J. Stevens yet you are missing out.
kimmythegreat More than 1 year ago
**Book provided by the author for an honest review** Ivy Granger is a Private Investigator for Second Sight with her best friend Jinx. Ivy has the gift of Psychometry (creating visions by touching objects), which is a very helpful tool for her when on a case. Ivy is hired by a Demon to help a clan of Kelpies in desperate need. In order to begin, she seeks the help of her long time friend and most powerful witch, Kay. Can the two of them together win the battle of a lifetime? The world that Ivy lives in is very complex. I appreciate the detail in the world building with all the various species involved. The "magic system" (as my good book clubbin' friends like to call it) used in this story seems to be the standard I've seen in other magic-based stories. The characters that took a bigger role in the story were hilarious at times, and a very unexpected humor at that! As I followed Ivy through the case, building her army of misfits, I started to figure out, "Oh no, this is going to be huge!" When the final scene starts to unfold, I was glued to my spot, listening intently as the battle began! Shadow Sight was a great start to a new series that I look forward to reading, or shall I say listening to! Narrator Review Traci Odom did a great job telling Ivy's story! I am familiar with Traci from Blood Destiny Series by Connie Suttle. Traci is an excellent story teller, giving you the correct inflection at the right time! I truly enjoy her voice and love that she is the narrator for this new series I plan on following. I rate Traci with 4 Stars, good job Traci!
MyUrbanFantasies More than 1 year ago
Originally published on my blog, My Urban Fantasies. (myurbanfantasies.blogspot) This was my first E.J. Stevens novel and... WOW. She is the perfect combination of Kim Harrison and Jim Butcher, which is huge considering they are two of my favorite authors. Harborsmouth is filled with a plethora of supernatural characters. There is a psychic, demon, witch, kelpies, pixies, merrow, ghouls, and mermaids to name a few. I was amazed how she managed to squeeze in a unicorn, not typically found in a city, simply brilliant! E.J. Stevens introduced each new supernatural species by giving a brief description about who/what they are. Stevens handled the descriptions beautifully, they very character involved, short and never felt like a lecture. I'm so happy Shadow Sight is part of a series. I am eagerly and somewhat impatiently waiting to read more of the Ivy Granger series. Ivy Granger is a psychic detective gifted with Psychometry, the ability to receive visions of past events by touching an object or person. This nasty "gift" will leave Ivy screaming in a puddle of drool until her vision is over, which could take hours. With the help of Jinx, her best friend and business partner, Ivy has learned to live with her power. In Shadow Sight Ivy is forced into taking a meeting with a potential new client, a demon lawyer. The demon, whose name is Forneus, is representing kelpies who are in need of Ivy's special skills. The kelpies need Ivy to find their missing king's bridle and if possible the missing king, Ceffyl D¿r. Forneus warns Ivy that there will be dire consequences if she refuses to find Ceffyl D¿r's bridle. The reason that human livers are washing up on shore is because the each uisge, terrifying and bloodthirsty creatures who lives to devour humans, are now living in the bay. The local water fae usually keep the each uisge in check, stopping them from killing humans and drawing unwanted attention. However, Ceffyl D¿r is missing and the other kelpies and water fae are afraid to stand up against the each uisge. If the each uisge are responsible for Ceffyl D¿r's kidnapping and have control of Ceffyl's bridle, they can control the kelpie king as long as they have the bridle. If Ceffyl D¿r returns without his bridle he will not be leading his people against the each uisge, Ceffyl will be fighting for the enemy. Ivy realizes that time is of the essence, the each uisge are just testing the waters with the individual attacks. When they realize that no one is going to oppose them the each uisge will storm the city leaving devastation in their wake. I absolutely adore Ivy and her snarky personality. Ivy is more of an investigator than traditional ass kicker, I still would not get on her bad side. Ivy has this amazing inner strength that I absolutely love in a heroine. Life may have given her a crap deal, but Ivy has made the most of it. She deals with her "gift" the best that she can while dedicating her life to helping other people.
sunshinejenn03 More than 1 year ago
Shadow Sight is a fun, quirky paranormal read that just leaves you wanting more (which is good, since there’s more coming!). Ivy Granger isn’t an ordinary human; she’s been gifted (cursed?) with a second sight. When she touches people and objects, she sees pieces of their past, although usually with grand mal seizure-like episodes. She thinks that part sucks. Why can’t she just be normal? But that doesn’t stop her from capitalizing on her gift/curse and opening a detective agency with her BFF Jinx, the world’s unluckiest chick. Enter the demon lawyer, Forneus. Forneus, in all his brimstone stench, has been hired by the Kelpies to find their King’s bridle, and subsequently, their King, who has been kidnapped. The fate of the town, and possibly mankind rests on this case and the only person who can really crack it – with some help from demons, fairies, and a juvenile troll – is Ivy. Just what she signed up for. Shadow Sight is just a delightful and fun read. It’s quick to the punch-line and still maintains a level of seriousness – I mean, they really will die if they don’t find the Kelpie King – that is needed in a novel that has the Fae. And oh the Fae! E.J. Stevens doesn’t shy away from incorporating all kinds of magic into Shadow Sight, so there is something new to find on every page. Her descriptions of the different Fae species – and sometimes what they do to humans – is vivid and captivating. And even though the general tone of the novel is somewhat somber – Ivy is on a life-saving mission, after all – Stevens still manages to inject a lot of lightheartedness and fun into the pages with her wit and humor. Ivy herself is fun to read, quick-witted and doesn’t take herself so seriously. She knows the situation she is in is so ridiculous, and she pokes fun at it – and herself – quite a bit. What else can you do, really? The rest of the cast is also an entertaining lot! I really only had one very minor issue with Shadow Sight and when I say minor, I do mean teeny-tiny: there is mention of a spell being cast early on in the story by her witch friend Kaye, that is akin to the Holy Fire of legend. I didn’t know what that was (and I actually never did look it up, I kept on plugging along), so the significance was lost on me. But overall, I really enjoyed Shadow Sight! Stevens is an incredible author with an arsenal of characters and great plot arcs, and she isn’t afraid to use them. I was incredibly and thoroughly entertained from beginning to end and I just can’t wait for the second one to come out.
Book_Bite_Reviews More than 1 year ago
I really liked Shadow Sight. It is a very interesting novel, because you learn about so many different paranormal creatures that you may or may not have ever even heard of before. I loved Ivy's character and I wouldn't have changed a thing about her. Another character I really loved was a certain mythical horse, but that is all I will say about that. It only played a very small part in the novel, but I loved it! I recommend this novel for anyone interested in the paranormal or the fantasy realm. I will DEFINITELY be continuing on with this series =D.
Isabella_Griffin More than 1 year ago
Ivy Granger is far from average. At a young age, she learned that through her touch she could learn about the person, or people, who have been in contact with that item. These aren't idle visions - these are visceral, bone wrenching visions. To outsiders, it would seem that her ability would be a gift. To Ivy, a life with the 'gift' of psychometry has been torture. Being able to touch even the simplest item, like a pop-tart wrapper, has caused Ivy to isolate herself. She keeps few close to her, namely Jinx her best friend, and Kaye, a bad-ass warrior witch. In light of her 'gift,' Ivy and Jinx have gone into the Private Eye business. Approached by the Kelpies to find something very dear to them, Ivy and her marry band of 'others,' are sucked into a major threat against the town of Harborsmouth. It is up to Ivy to find what the Kelpies treasure in order to save her community. I loved reading this book. There was a lot of detail, but given that it is the first book in a series that can only be expected. With the amount of information that is provided, I can only assume that each book hereafter will be detailed and entertaining. It is difficult for me to go into any great detail about the plot itself without giving away key points. The foreshadowing throughout the book is wonderful. Too often I find myself wondering why I am reading a book at all, when I feel as if I am blind through the majority of the story. Not here. Ivy is a complex character who is still growing up. Because of her gift, she has sheltered herself - locked herself away from personal relationships and friendships. By the end of Shadow Sight, you get the feeling that the next book will be another point in Ivy's life where she will be pitted against her fears once again, and will be all the stronger for it. Between the 'creepies' and the dynamic between Ivy and Jinx, I couldn't have been more tickled, but then, at the end we are thrown for a loop - I can't wait to read the next book in the series and see what Ivy does with the strings that are daintily, and quite nicely left open. A giant THANK YOU to E.J. Stevens for giving me another book with lots of monsters (both scary and cute) to run around in my imagination!
STACYatUFI on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Ivy Grainger makes her living as a psychic detective. She has no clue how she got her gift and she definitely doesn't always enjoy it but it pays the bills. I liked Ivy right away, she was quirky and interesting to follow. Her roommate and business partner Jinx keeps her on track and grounded. There is a great amount of action and danger throughout the book as Harborsmouth is a dangerous place to live. There are a wide array of paranormal creatures introduced and there is even a unicorn who really doesn't have much of a role in anything but is introduced nevertheless. Harborsmouth is well written about and described. For most of the book we have no clue what Ivy really is and it isn't revealed until the end. I would actually like to read more about her and her biological father and why he left her.Despite all that for a good portion of the book I just found myself bored. I'm not saying lots of good things didn't happen and I WAS entertained at points, I just didn't find myself getting that into it unless it was one of the action type scenes. Now despite saying that I'm still interested in seeing what happens next.
buggysmom More than 1 year ago
I was provided a complimentary copy of this book. I am voluntarily providing an honest review in which all opinions are fully my own. I am not being compensated in any way. ~ Judi E. Easley for Blue Cat Review My Review: ✰✰✰✰⭒ I’ve been looking forward to reading this book ever since I saw its cover. I’m a cover person and this one really appealed to me. I loved the choice of the old font for the title! This was fast-paced, sometimes downright frantic! And that was so appropriate for this poor little town under attack! The world building and magic were really well done, too. Each species was introduced in turn along with its type of magic and its various allies and enemies, so it was relatively easy to keep track of who was who in this war they suddenly faced. Some of it was traditional stuff, some not. The characters were okay, but there could have been a bit more development done on them. There just wasn’t a whole lot of time to get to know anyone in particular. And I was left with some questions, which I’m hoping will be answered in other books in the series. Like in book two! Why did Kaye redo the spell on Ivy? Who was she in the scheme of things? There is lots of violence in this book since it’s about the town being attacked by a very blood-thirsty lot. But the only one getting any sex is the succubus, so forget about that. And everyone looks the other way since she does it as an act of war during the battle. Now, Ceffyl Dwr, the King of the Kelpies was abducted and held captive and tortured for most of the time. His life was dependent on his people’s behavior, on their staying out of the fight, not helping the town. At one point, he makes a comment about Ivy’s father. I’d like to know how he knew her father, or who he was. There wasn’t very much time for Ceff and Ivy’s relationship to develop, so I do hope they get more time in the next book. I’m looking forward to seeing that relationship happen! They are so cute together. Check out this first book and see if you don’t have a new series to read!
miki_Lecture More than 1 year ago
A very enjoyable adventure! Ivy is a character you come to like easily, she is stubborn, loyal , kind hearted but also very determined and has a warrior spirit despite being too naive at time. I really spent a good time reading this book despite some elements not being too surprising or original. Discovering her " gift" of psychometry at an young age Ivy closed on herself until she met Jinx and discovered that her gift could also help people not just give her pain. Together they decided to open a detective agency and were doing enough on their own until a demon comes asking for Ivy's a war is brewing. Knowing the supernatural world exist, being able to see the faes and other creatures without their glamour is still very different that to work and fight for it. Ivy is thrown in a adventures she doesn't realise all the extent and she is doing her best to protect humans and others from the most of the damages. That being said, with the perhaps limited but still existing knowledge she has of the fae i don't understand how she can bargain and grant wishes without more specifics...fae and bargain that should have been a red alert ^^;; The investigation, in the mist of the war is really well written. we see Ivy trying to gain allies while still trying to fullfill her part of the bargain with a lot of action and a touch of humour...some events are predictable but when you are caught on the story you enjoy it too much to mind. The secondary characters are really interesting as well, i loved Kaye the witch and i’m curious at all her powers, Galliel the unicorn, Marvin, each one is important and play a big role. It's a good urban fantasy story and i would gladly read more
Thornraven More than 1 year ago
I like Ivy. She struggles with debilitating visions that are cause by touch. Even in super hot weather, gloves are a must. She doesn't hide, she has a job as a 'visionary' private eye. No spoilers, it's all in the blurb. She is also bold, facing down demons, vampires (the gruesome version not the sparkly version), and other horrid of the supernatural world. She's loyal to her friends and has a compassionate heart. She is also far too intelligent not to understand her nature. I knew it well before the big revelation and she should have too. I also the build up to her the romantic interest needed more detail, but I will say, I like the choice. A whole new take on 'shifter' romance. That's as far as I can go with out spoilers. I'll definitely be picking up the next volume.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't read science fiction, fantasy or whatever this story was. I thought it was paranormal or something along those lines. In any case the story was ok at some parts and tedious at others. The story was about faeries,vampires, and other mystical creatures who battle it out with flesh eating sea creatures.
payton_sage More than 1 year ago
Handle With Care Shadow Sight is the first installment in the Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective Series.  Ivy was born with a unique ability to see emotionally charged images by using her sense of touch.  She uses this “gift” to run her business in the fictional city of Harborsmouth.  With her best friend, Jinx as her business partner, and roomie they work with the city’s more unusual cliental.  (Namely the fae who inspired the original R rated versions of fairytales and the Bard.) Ivy is put to the test when a demonic attorney presents to her a case she cannot pass up.   Overall, I enjoyed this novel.  It brought forth a new world that I wasn’t entirely familiar with.  Sure everyone has heard of fairies and elves, but E.J. Stevens dives further down the rabbit hole exposing beings from the Seelie and Unseelie fae courts that could make any grown man weep in fear.  If you enjoy urban fantasy novels with a bit of horror interwoven into the details, then this series is for you.
Melhay More than 1 year ago
Ivy has a new client appointment. One her over competent assistant can't remember the name of. When he shows, Ivy learns he's a Demon. That's why Jinx couldn't remember his name. The case Ivy grudgingly, but willingly takes when she learns it will help save her town and the people in it, is to find the kidnapped Kelpie Kings Bridle and return it to the Kelpie. Then the Kelpie will stop the attacks of a dangerous and deadly sea fey that is behind all the bad happening in town. The case brings Ivy and many more to a battle between fey they never thought would come. We get an introduction that is done in a tour fashion. The voice is the tour guide and introduces us to the world, and Ivy who is a detective in Harborsmouth. Telling us there is many strange creatures here, but humans can't see them. The first chapter starts in as Ivy, which you don't realize it's her, at the age of six upset over her missing cat. Then how she gets a vision as to what happened to her beloved cat. This is the starts of how Ivy came to her powers and who she is. And how she met her best friend and business assistant, Jinx. The story is in first person POV from Ivy. There is a lot of set up with Ivy's history and ability then meeting Jinx and setting up the company. We didn't get to the case until the sixth chapter. As Ivy combs the town and those that could help her save the city from emanate death, we come across many different fey here. With each character we meet, we get a story about them and their kind. Feels like it slows the actual story for me. There is lots of information drops throughout the book. Lots of details and world setting in chapter one. It's a neat world but slow for me getting to the case. I know we need to meet everyone but...I was ready to move on. It feels like a tour though the city, Maybe I'm an assistant tagging along for her first day, with Ivy as she tells me about different places and fey and their story as we go. The voice (reader) has done different tones and voices for Ivy, Jinx, and other characters through out the story. It makes it easy to differentiate them all while reading. The reader, or maybe word choices of the author, makes me feel like the story is a bit for older young adults. The story was a relaxed story and Ivy sounds young. I think it was the voice talent with this story, but I didn't feel my normal kick butt feel for Ivy. I felt like the voice was trying to make to much fun into the story. There were little jokes, but trying to make the story too lighthearted. The story came across as a mid-line feel. This is a vast world created. There are creatures from Brownies, Demons, Trolls, and Witches (or hunters) to much more. Vampires, Kelpie, Selkie, and rare fey of the ocean and land. When we get into action and doing things with Ivy, I'm right there with her. I'm looking and wondering what will happen. I think I'll read the next book, not listen to it. I like that there are many magical beings here in the world. It opens this detective series up to many things. By the end I think Ivy has grown. I'd be curious to see more of where she goes.
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MadHatterReads More than 1 year ago
My rating: 3.5 out of 5 I received an e-copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Ivy Granger's ability of second sight manifested when she was a young girl causing her to experience horrible visions of events past, debilitating nightmares, and an aversion to touch. But with the help of her best friend Jinx, they have opened a psychic detective agency utilizing Ivy's vision and Jinx's kick-butt clerical skills. The city of Harborsmouth is predominantly human with a secret paranormal community of various fae, witches, vampires, and even a demon attorney. This makes for a wide cast of characters, all of which I enjoyed spending some time with (although I wouldn't want to spend very much time with the villains...not alone anyway and not without good backup). There were a couple of instances where Ivy met a few fae (specifically a unicorn and a Red Cap) that made me wish we could spend more time with them and have a few more questions answered. We only saw them briefly and then never heard from them again, but they offered a few hints that there might be more to Ivy's heritage than we initially know. There's quite a bit of action in Shadow Sight. Ivy is running around for most of the book doing recon work (she is a psychic detective), as well as, contacting various supernatural factions to gain assistance in the battle with the Each Uisge (a type of water horse with very nasty intentions towards humans). But I was a little disappointed during the final battle because she wasn't an active fighter and usually my UF heroines jump right into the fray. Granted she doesn't have the strength or powers to actively fight the Each Uisge and if she touches an emotionally charged object she’s incapacitated by visions, but I would have liked to see some type of fighting or long-range weapons skill. Ivy does have the snark quotient that I look for in my heroines though, so that's a plus! The ending after the battle felt a bit rushed for me. Stevens packs a short follow-up with the demon attorney (Forneus), a blossoming romance with the Kelpie King (Ceffyr), revelations about Ivy's heritage, and the fallout of the battle to Harborsmouth into a couple of short chapters. I would have rather seen more focus put on the meeting with Forneus and how the inhabitants of Harborsmouth are doing and moved the romance and Ivy's heritage into book 2. But that's just me...maybe I'm getting used to cliff-hanger endings where not everything is tied up neatly. I'm looking forward to seeing where the series goes from here. There is a follow-up novella, Blood and Mistletoe already out and book 2, Ghost Light comes out July 9, 2013.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun urban fantasy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago